Slavitt, David R. (American playwright, poet, novelist, and translator, March 23, 1935-____), “At the Home,”
a 20-minute comedy in English, set on the porch of a nursing home, 1999,
1m1f or 2m or 2f;
• © 1999 by David R. Slavitt; • script/rights available from David R. Slavitt, 523 South 41st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, U.S.A., e-mail _____, telephone (home/work) 215-382-3994. • Cited by David R. Slavitt, via ftp September 29, 1999; Slavitt says,
§ Dramatis Personae A (m or f), elderly, housemate of B; B (m or f), elderly, housemate of B.
§ Synopsis “Two people playing with words are the prisoners of their own routines.
§ Comment “The play is halfway between Samuel Beckett and Mel Brooks, a language riff with heart and, occasionally, moments of anger. One scene, no set—only a couple of rocking chairs.”
age, language, routine, wit, word game.
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